Former Vermont Governor and DNC honcho turned pundit Howard Dean may have crossed the line when he accused Donald Trump of snorting cocaine after his debate performance. The top Hillary surrogate continued to show the depths to which the Clinton crime family will go when it comes to tricking voters, spewing lies and attacking her opponent.

Trump has fired back, according to The Hill “Trump camp: Dean ‘went straight to the gutter’”:

Donald Trump’s campaign on Tuesday criticized Howard Dean for his comments appearing to question whether the Republican nominee’s debate-night sniffles may be related to cocaine-use.

“Governor Dean’s comment was beyond the pale and has no place in our important political discussion,” the Trump campaign said in a statement, according to an NBC News reporter.

“On a night where millions of Americans were able to compare and contrast the policies of both candidates, Governor Dean went straight to the gutter and was nothing more than a sad distraction in a desperate attempt to stay relevant.”

Dean, a doctor and former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, first brought up the issue in a tweet Monday night.

“Notice Trump sniffling all the time. Coke user?” Dean tweeted.

On Tuesday, Dean doubled down on the insinuation.

“That is actually a signature of people who use cocaine,” Dean said on MSNBC.

“I’m not suggesting that Trump does, but I’m suggesting we think about it, because here’s the interesting constellation — he sniffs during the presentation, which is something that users do. He also has grandiosity, which is something that accompanies that problem. … It’s something I think it’d be interesting to ask him and see if he ever had a problem with that.”

But gutter politics is exactly what the Peckerwood mafia specialize in and quite frankly, it’s all that they have when it comes to the issues.

However they should pick a better messenger than a guy whose major claim to fame was acting like a deranged meth-head: